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>> this "the chris matthews show". >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> tear down this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: frightened words amid all the loving words for compromise and the lit-up capital switch boards demanding a deal, the red hot republicans are blaming obama. they want him to be kept blamed. they are raring to win with it. they make an average of $270 million a year but pay squat in taxes. they get hit like poor folk. why do the top 400 have it so good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motiv
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> tear down this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reducti
>> this is the "the chris matthews show." [captioning made possible by nbc enterprises] >> chris: president obama thist republicans have misled the country. they want this debt crisis handled. they want a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea p
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] >> brave new world. do cell phone cameras change politics? when barack obama complained about bitter voters, he forgot about cell phone cameras. how many political scouts are claimed by the 24-hour news cycle? the town hall shout fests at health care. in a precable age, one or two-day stories but today an eternity. finally, bloggers rule. "newsweek" had the monica lewinsky story but it was a blog by matt drudge that broke it. chris: today i'm looking at how the new media universe has changed things in american politics. let's look at the new rules politicians forget at their per rit. -- peril. one, beware the cell phone camera. from former virginia senator george allen, with us a highly touted presidential candidate. >> let's give a welcome here. >> he said it was a nonsense word. never again. >> this is the world he's in, we're all in now, where you have to be very careful. i never quite new what the word meant. he never explained what it meant but it went
smerconish in for chris matthews. leading off tonight, if at first you don't succeed, add a balanced budget amendment. that's what speaker john boehner did after he was embarrassed last night when he didn't have enough to pass his debt ceiling bill. he guaranteed failure in the senate. in the past hour, a strictly party line vote, 218 to 210. no democrats voted yes. 22 republicans voted no. what happens next? the senate takes the initiative way weekend of wrangling and possible late-night votes. we'll get the latest in a moment. plus how far will tea party republicans go to get what they want? is it really a conservative proposition to risk default? we have two tea partiers here tonight. >>> and is anyone winning politically? president obama is trying it position himself as the adult in the room, but if the economy tanks, doesn't his prospect tank with it? have you had enough yet? if people are fed up with dem are republicans having a third way? a group called americans elect says yes and it may have the money and know-how to get a third ticket on the ballot in all 50 states. finally, we st
with chris matthews week nights at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the praise for politics. >>> in texas the constant reminder of the 2009 massacre at fort hood. police say an awol army soldier was planning a terror attack on military personnel at the base. private first class jason abda was interrupted after suspected bomb making materials were found in his hotel room just outside fort hood. an employee of a gun store where he had bought ammunition alerted police. they got a warrant on a separate charge of child pornography. >>> according to the "new york times," a homeland security department internal report concludes 27 people with terrorist connections were wrongly issued licenses as pilots and aircraft meks. those licenses were later canceled. the report also reveals that the transportation security administration could not confirm the identities of thousands who have received licenses. part of the problem is that the federal aviation administration can't require a social security number from applicants. the report was requested two years ago after it was determined that the man con
important. >> sean: we 4 go a great tape. chris matthews got beat up bad tonight, it was a great [ male announcer ] to the 5:00 a.m. scholar. the two trains and a bus rider. the "i'll sleep when it's done" academic. for 80 years, we've been inspired by you. and we've been honored to walk with you to help you get where you want to be ♪ because your moment is now. let nothing stand in your way. learn more at keller.edu. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting let noman: yes it was.our way. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> sean: we continue with our great american panel. our good friend chris matthews had a little exchange with kong walsh earlier. let's roll tape -- >> what is the president's plan chris matthews? >> you criticize the president for not having a plan and you don't have one. >> i'll criticize the president for more than not having a plan he's not ser
important. >> sean: we 4 go a great tape. chris matthews got beat up bad tonight, it was a great moment. more coming up, next. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. >> sean: we continue with our great american panel. our good friend chris matthews had a little exchange with kong walsh earlier. let's roll tape -- >> what is the president's plan chris matthews? >> you criticize the president for not having a plan and you don't have one. >> i'll criticize the president for more than not having a plan he's not serious and please playing politics. for the first time in this town the house is going to pass a serious plan to get spending in this town under control. you want to ignore the most important piece of that, which is a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. >> could you explain that? >> your president who sends a tingle up your leg has not been serious in six months. why do you ignore that chris? >> he -- he has not been serious about this
coverage of today's presidential news conference begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern with chris matthews. you don't want to miss that. stick around. >>> now to libya, progovernment protesters have attacked the embassy. richard, what's the layest from? >> we just spoke to witnesses in damasc damascus. they said something several supporters of the president attacked the u.s. embassy in damascus. they threw stones, they threw eggs and tomatoes, they broke a few windows, apparently. there were two attacks, one on the u.s. embassy in damascus. the other on the french embassy in damascus. the protesters managed to write gra fee tee on the u.s. embassy wall webs calling the american ambassador a dog. the attacks on the french and u.s. embassy were triggered after both the american and french ambassador visited the city of hamah on friday. the city of hamah has seen some major anti-government demonstrationes and these two ambassadors went to hamah to effectively show solidarity with the protesters. on the u.s. embassy's web page, ambassador robert ford, he wrote on his website that he called it, quote, i
penis on the internet -- we're over. c chris matthews will yell at us. i'm dylan ratigan. "hardball" is next. >>> i'm chris matthews. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, if not now, when. president obama is making it clear. he's willing to take the heat from the left by cutting entitlements. it's time for the republican leaders to be willing to take the heat from the right. he still wants the big deal that would include perhaps cuts in medicare, medicaid and even social security, and with them tax increases. john boehner responded quickly. no to any tax increases, period. well, my question tonight, do republicans want to deal with really tanking the economy to say no to taxes? the face of the deadlock. the president said both sides have people who refuse to compromise. tonight one from each camp. democrat and tea party republican. i'll ask them what price they'll will be to see the country pay so they can stick to their positions. >>> also, not so excellent adventure. both michele bachmann and rick santorum signed a so-call
what the president wanted. lynn? >> brian, thanks so much. well, last night on "chris matthews," chris asked gang of six senators, mark warner what sets their deficit reduction plan apart from other proposals put forth by republicans? >> this is the first time we've seen a bipartisan plan that includes revenues, that, it really is comprehensive, it's bipartisan. it isn't perfect. but when the alternative is we're going to drive this country over the cliff, i think we've got to start with something that actually gets the job done, that gives us that comprehensive approach, and the fact that we had a whole lot of democrats and republicans yesterday saying, yeah, i'm ready to at least move to the next step, was a good sign. we've got to realize we're 13 days away from a default. we're 13 days away from an indirect tax increase with every american where their interest rates skyrocket and the government can't pay its bills. we've got to be responsible and get something done. if we can build some of this into our process of the debt ceiling, this ought to be a starting point for the conversa
," congresswoman donna edwards, a democrat from maryland, talked to host chris matthews about the debt debate and about what she thinks about republican proposals to cut entitlement programs like medicare and social security. >> we can't have a conversation about seniors and those on disability and poor people having to sacrifice everything, but republicans don't want to ask the wealthiest 2%, the millionaires and billionaires to give up their tax cuts, which are causing the major part of our long-term debts and our deficit the. two wars in iraq and afghanistan, that if we were to draw down earlier for example in afghanistan, would deal with long-term debt issues. so let's put those things on the table. corporate loopholes, instead of just turning to the piggy bank of social security and medicare. >> what about medicaid? would you cut that? >> the challenge that we have for medicaid is that we want to make sure that we don't simply shift the burden onto the states, which really can't afford that right now. again the conversations about these entitlement programs, while i find, you know, might
loved saying my name. >> hey, chris. chris matthews, chris, chris, chris. stinchts how many times did she say it? here's a hint -- it used to be the single-season record for home runs before steroids. >>> we start with a gang of six's plan. senator mark warner is a democrat from virginia, most importantly a member of the gang of six. i feel like the cavalry -- >> i'm not going to call you chris. don't worry. >> just don't call me late for dinner, as we used to say. are you hopeful? >> all i can say is this is the first time we've seen a bipartisan plan that includes revenues, it isn't perfect, but when the alternative is we'll drive this country over the cliff, i think we have to start with something that gets the job done. >> not to look a gift horse in the mouth, why does now work for you? young people just love tom coburn. why did he come back to the team? why is the team of rivals wo working? >> i wish we had had this plan out three months ago, so it could have been fully vetted. we are where we're at. we're 13 days away from a default, with the interest rates skyrocketing. we've
chris matthews with "hardball" is up right now. >>> country on the brink. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews. up in new york. let me start tonight with a civil war going on in august today. nothing north versus south or right versus left. it's an historic test of who will take the wheel, who will drive the car? will it be the grown-ups in the front seat or the kids cying and complaining and threatening in the back seat? on one side of those kids in the back seat, tea party members of congress and their stay at home blogging cheerleaders who either don't care about the consequence of default of the u.s. not meeting its obligations. that's looking like a joke. willing to risk calamity, embrace it, showing how dedicated they are to not raising the debt ceiling. on the other side are democrats and some republicans who understand this is not a game. there's no fail-safe position after default. so who's going to win? will it be the men and women who worry about the country? or those who fear most of you not a failure of their country to meet its bills but how
the lockout. >>> i'm dylan ratigan and "hardball with chris matthews" starts right now. >>> performance art. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. ooich krm i'm chris matthews in san francisco. leading off, cut, cap and balance caper pap hue day in the debate over the economy, first in the next few hours house republicans will vote for something they call cut, cap and balance. this is performance art, of course. the stuff you see on sidewalks on the weekends. they're miming. pretending to be doing something, you know, like bumping into walls that aren't there. the republican plan has no specifics on what to be cut. he calls for a cut to just below 20% of gdp by 2021, ten years from now, and demands a two-thirds vote in both houses to back a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. it has no chance whatsoever of being a bipartisan deal. second, president obama announced this afternoon that the gang of six, it's come up way plan of spending cuts, changing to medicare and medicaid, and taxes. at the top of of the show we'll talk to a tea party republican who says no to taxes a and don
in for chris matthews. >>> can't we all just get along. governments in minnesota shut down. lockouts in the nfl and nba. democrats and republicans aren't remetly close to an agreement on the debt ceiling. democrats and republicans are waiting for other side to blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of default has real life implications for the rest of us, interest rates and the economic recovery. are the two parties really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy. if the u.s. government defaults on its debts or comes close, disgust with our politicians could become so great that it could open a door to a serious run since an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like it. on this independence day weekend we ask, could you see an independent run by a third-party candidate? >>> plus, did mitt romney put on the flip-flops. romney told nbc news quote, i didn't say that things are worse except he did days earlier quite a few times. we've got it on tape. in an independence day panel of experts to look ahead at the republican field and all the money r
to meet you. you look familiar. >> you were debating chris matthews. >> oh yes! >> this is from my dad. asked me to make sure i have this for you. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you for all you do. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> last person at the democratic hearings. >> i talked to the last staffer. he is still alive. he is not done. >> can you talk while i finish this? >> a pleasure to talk to you. >> it is so good to see you. >> you look great as ever. a good time sitting in traffic. >> saying event this was sold out. >> i did! >> that is my girl. >> can'tet
's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. "hardball's" chris matthews weighs in on the political standoff over the debt ceiling. and matt, ann, and al pay tribute to sherwood schwartz by remembering their favorite moments from his classic shows, "the brady bunch" and "gilligan's island." >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc stations. have a good one.
for chris matthews, leading off the adult in the room, that's how president obama is trying to portray himself. the calm daddy trying to discipline a group of unrule children on the other side of pennsylvania avenue. the president again positioned himself as the sensible centrist insisting the public agrees with him on not just cuts but taxes. and that republicans in congress are dug in for idealogical reasons. as we all know how it's going to end with the debt ceiling being raised, no real big agreement on spending and taxes, all that's left is a week of political posturing. what would happen politically if no deal was reached and the u.s. did default? would voters blame the president or the economy and republicans? the answer to do could determine who wins the 2012 election. also, the videotape, michele bachmann's husband denying he referred to gas as barbarians despite the tape that indicates differently. we have a full unedited tape on that. that tops our 2012 coverage tonight. >>> the drip of the rupert murdoch scandal continues. first rebeck ka brooks the head of his newspaper op
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m. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews from washington. leading off tonight, you can just imagine the glee some republicans felt this morning when the terrible jobs numbers came out. the unemployment rate ticking up .1 and 18,000 jobs created. mitt romney and tim pawlenty had their i told you so quotes ready. on the oron hatch said quote, it's time for the poor to share some of the responsibility. could that be the new republican struggling point the economy is struggling today because the poor aren't paying enough in taxes. the economy and race for the white house is our top story. >>> also is president obama -- without getting much in return. are they right? get he get a better deal and still avoid default? >>> plus, right off a cliff. are republicans so terrified of the tea party that they're willing to tank the economy in order to avoid a challenge from the right. we'll debate that one. >>> and the news of the world scandal is now a political scandal. a former senior aide to david cameron has been arrested in a growing scandal involving phone hacking and
fireworks come early, let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd sitting in for chris matthews. leading off tonight. can't we all just get along? government in minnesota shut down. lock outs in the nfl and nba. democrats and republicans aren't remotely close to an agreement on the debt ceiling and cats and dogs still aren't living together. we don't seem to be able to agree on anything. democrats and republicans are waiting for the other side. blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of result has real life implications for the rest of us. interest rates and economic recovery. are the two parties really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy? if the u.s. even come close, it could open the door to a serious run by an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like it. so on this independence day we ask, could we see a real run by a third party candidate. >>> plus, did mitt rommy put on the flip-flops again? talking about president obama handing the economy, romney said i didn't say that things are worse, except that he did
barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> chris matthews show toll follows us on nbc 4. then meet the press. >> good morning, washington. coming up at 10:00 on the chris matthews show, if there's no big debt deal, what are the 2012 consequences for barack obama and the gop? for obama, even a failure to get a deal would have a couple upsides because he has the high ground for having tried. but still that big spender label and he did fail to bridge the partisan divide. but they will look like they're under control of the tea party. which side comes out with the stronger hand? plus, undercover video shows michele bachmann and her husband run a clinic to try to convert gays to straights. will that become an issue in her campaign? join me and joe klein, kelly o'donnell for a great round table. now for a look at what's coming up on meet the press, here's david gregory. david? >> thanks, chris. good morning, aaron. deliberations continuing over the weekend. can a deal be reached or will america default for fail to go pay its bills. the latest this morning on the president's top budget adviser. and
anatomical determine to -- term to describe the president as a jerk, he's banned. chris matthews calls republicans terrorists saying they want to bring the government down and that is okay. i've got to think, there comes a point where conservatives have got to , why are we going on this man's show? why are we giving him aid and comfort? this man believes not just exaggeration and hyperbole, but character assassination is acceptable now to be used against conservatives. >> sean: it is beyond the pale and it happens more and more, nobody seems to be outraged. we said similar things we know what the result would be in the media. i don't think halprin should have been suspended. he was assured, don't worry we'll hit the dump button and they didn't do it. and they threw him overboard, when they promised, i'll catch you if you fall. >> you have to be civil when dealing with liberals. you can say anything you want conservatives. >> sean: great point. on the same network, i guess the media's most beloved liberal show, tina brown comparing republicans to suicide bombers as it relates to budget
, "hardball with chris matthews." >>> betting on disaster. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, associate security checks may not go out. yesterday president obama stead was time for both parties to eat our peace, make tough choices for a big budget deal. today he said without a deal there may not be enough money to send out social security checks. for many republicans in congress, opposing tax has become more than ideology. it's become relation. they're advocating their responsibility to co-govern. how are we ever going to get a deal if republican leaders more afraid of the tea party than it economic collapse to come? >>> also, pray away the gay. michele bachmann's husband says it's not trying to pray gay straight, but there's a different story. this may may michele bachmann more popular with her base, but what after everyone else? >>> plus, the murdoch scandal keeps getting bigger and bigger. gordon brown told the bbc murdoch used known criminals to get access to his personal information and it hit the "sunday times" of london and h
. god love chris matthews. you gotta love the guy. he's back, this time when you think he can't go further, here he is comparing the gop to terrorists and radical islamists. >> it is interesting, i was talking the old days. i've never seen either political party play terrorist with this regard. debt ceiling, limit always sacrosanct. the republican party seems to  now by people who are abolitionists. they are willing to abolish government and bring it down if they have to. they don't give a darn or damn about the consequences. >> also, is the republican party willing to risk economic armageddon in the name of religion? the religion of no taxes? willing to risk bringing down the whole country in the service of their anti-tax ideology. >> sean: what can you say about this? >> mark halprin was just banned indefinitely from msnbc for using a crude anatomical determine to -- term to describe the president as a jerk, he's banned. chris matthews calls republicans terrorists saying they want to bring the government down and that is okay. i've got to think, there comes a point where conserv
>>> performance art. let's play "hardball." i'm chris matthews in san francisco. leading off tonight, the cut, cap and balanced caper. it's been a huge debate tonight. this evening house republicans are expected to vote for something they call cut, cap and balance. talk about performance art. this is the stuff you see on psych walks on the weekend, miming, pretending to be doing something. bumping into walls that aren't really there. the republican plan has no specifics on what to cut, to cut below 20% by gdp, ten years from now and demands a two thirds vote for back a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. it has no chance whatsoever of being a bipartisan deal. this afternoon president obama announced the gang of six has come up with a plan of spending cuts, changes to medicare and medicaid, and taxes. at the top of the show we'll talk to a tea party republican, who says no to taxes, and don't worry about default, spiking interest rates or an american downgrade. our new poll shows the public is taking sides. also, what a day it's been for parliament's investigation i
now is chris matthews host of msnbc's "hardball." and as this is unfolding are we seeing another red herring play out and ultimately distracting us from the deal to be done? >> no, we are seeing the beginning to the end, because the festivities are over. and this afternoon 5:00 to 6:00, the beginning of the end. a house bill formally reject and bipartisan compromise back to the senate with 60 votes, and that goes to conference in the house, and no taxes in it, because the republicans won't allow it, and no balanced budget amendment procedure and the democrats won't allow it, and the only level of spending cuts are what has to be raised to get it down to one vote, and the question is how many votes there will be and whether this is the end of it. and something that was written this afternoon by james garrett, but it looks like the democrats may have to have larger spending cuts to pay off the republicans for not having another vote on this for the end of the year, and if the democrats want to have this overwith, they may have to give a number of spending cuts, but no taxes in it, a nd
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